11 incredible foundations for darker skin tones
Because nude make-up isn't a one size fits all sort of situation
As a darker-skinned woman, it can be a difficult task trying to find the right foundations for darker skin tones. Not only do you have to find a brand that stocks your shade, you also need to ensure the brand has the right undertone and more than one variation of caramel or cocoa. Thankfully, there are some brands out there who cater for all shades of women’s skin with foundations for every skin tone that also offer a wide range of undertones. So you can wave that ashy foundation goodbye
Check out the best foundations for darker skin tones right here
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $50 at Sephora
Now legendary in the beauty world, Rihanna’s vast 40-wide range of foundation shades changed the game for women of colour and make-up. High coverage with a matte finish, find your perfect shade match via the four skin undertone groups.
Kat Von D Lock It Liquid Foundation, $49.00 at Sephora
If you love full coverage this is the foundation for you. This foundation gives you a flawless base covering any dark marks or hyper pigmentation you may have, just remember — a little goes a VERY long way.
NARS sheer glow foundation, $68 at Mecca
NARS Sheer Glow is a lightweight foundation with sheer to medium coverage with claims of many skincare benefits, perfect for oily/combination skin whilst also giving you a gorgeous glow.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $58 at Estée Lauder
Possibly one of the most raved-about foundations for darker skin tones right now, and for good reason. This foundation is perfect if you suffer from oily/combination skin and the medium to full coverage it provides also means it’s great for a night out.
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation, $63 at Beauty Bay
Whilst not holding a fantastically huge range of shades for dark skin, Illamasqua does offer a few deeper foundations. SB 18 is their deepest shade, another foundation ideal for a deeper, richer skin tone. Skin Base is medium to full coverage making it a good base for nights out and coverage of dark marks.